1935 · Hollywood
by Walsh, Raoul (director, subject); James J. Braddock (subject); Mae West (screenwriter, playwright, starring); Frank Mitchell Dazey (screenwriter); Victor McLaglen (starring)
Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1935. Two vintage black-and-white reference studio still photographs from the set of the 1935 film. Based on the 1921 play "Frisco Kate" by West. Here seen under the title "Klondike Lou." Shown in one photo are Mae West and director Raoul Walsh looking over a script. In the other, they are joined by 1935 heavyweight boxing champion, who was visiting the set. With mimeograph snipes (variously affixed and printed) to the verso of each photo. One photo has Spanish translation tipped on and "Sintonia" (Spanish agency) stamp to the verso as well.
A woman accidentally kills her landlord in self defense while he attempts to murder her, then escapes on a steamer to Nome, Alaska. She takes on the identity of a nun who dies en route, giving the censors quite a lot to work with.
8 x 10 inches. Near Fine.
Complete collation details available on request. (Inventory #: 136148)